Songwriters Paul Brady and Mickey Harte took to the streets of Dublin on Sunday as part of a flash mob that took over Grafton Street briefly around lunchtime. Starting near Molly Malone, the pair began busking, only to start walking, and be slowly joined by over 60 dancers, singers and even a gospel choir, before stopping outside Bewley’s to chant the final chorus of their new song, “Bring It On, Bring It On”. The new song is a tribute to the Irish football team and their efforts in Poland in the weeks to come.
The Derry Journal
Published on Tuesday 22 May 2012 18:02
Leading songwriters Paul Brady and Mickey Harte have teamed up with a special anthem for the Irish football squad ahead of the European Championships 2012.
Brady and Harte not only have their music talents in common, they both also have strong Strabane and Donegal links – and Lifford in particular, from where the Republic’s goalkeeper Shay Given hails.
The musicians took to the streets of Dublin on Sunday with their guitars as part of a flash mob that took over Grafton Street briefly around lunchtime.
Starting near Molly Malone, the pair began busking, only to start walking, and be slowly joined by over 60 dancers, singers and even a gospel choir, before stopping outside Bewley’s to chant the final chorus of their new song, “Bring It On, Bring It On”.
The new song is a tribute to the Irish football team and their efforts in Poland in the weeks to come.
The Strings Project is an innovative approach using music to nurture and cultivate the minds and talents of children of primary-school age. Research from around the world has shown that cognitive development, literacy, numeracy skills and above all attention focus, benefit enormously from learning a musical instrument at a young age. It is already established in schools throughout Ireland.
On Wednesday, 7th December, Mickey will be hosting the formal launch of a new Strings Project at the St. Patrick’s Boys and Girls National School, Cambridge Road, Dublin. He’ll be at the Ringsend Irishtown Community Centre along with notable dignitaries including Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Maria Parodi. Included will be an appeal for acquiring musical instruments.
The St. Patrick’s School Ringsend project will be joined with the Whitefriar Strings Project, already established, to form The South East Area Strings Project.
The Strings Project introduces primary-age children (6-12 years) to Music Theory, Practice, and Performance. Each pupil will receive a weekly practical violin or cello lesson as well as classroom course content. In addition summer programmes will be held in the Ringsend Irishtown Community Centre. No child will be disadvantaged by the inability of a family to support their participation. The instruments and tuition will be provided without charge.
Mickey hopes you’ll join him in support of this worthy cause!
Get ready to celebrate with fellow Guinness fans around the world as we raise our glasses for the third annual Arthur Guinness Day. Kicking off at 17:59 GMT on 22nd September 2011, we’ll join together to toast the legendary Arthur Guinness, the man who created our beloved beer. From Ireland and Europe across to the USA, Caribbean and ending in Asia, 24 hours of global celebrations and live music events will mark another year of Guinness goodness.
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Here’s Mickey just Mickey and his guitar captured while participating in The Anglers Sessions @ The Anglers Rest, down by The Strawberry Beds. Elegant, exquisite and intimate performances of several songs from the soon-to-be released album, “Forward to Reality.”
Through our work as Celtic Force, we often meet interesting people. Sometimes, we have the rare chance to know someone very special. Consider Irish singer/songwriter Mickey Harte as one of those rare ones.
For those not already knowing, Mickey Harte is a bit of a star in the Irish music world. Quadruple platinum record sales tend to engender avid attention and he’s garnered both. Mickey is indeed a very talented musical artist. He also just happens to be a really genuine and affable guy. So much so that we want to share with you a bit about Mickey Harte.
The meteoric arc of Mickey Harte’s professional career began with a win of the Eurovision 2003 song contest. For us Americans, that would be the European equivalent of being an “American Idol.” Today, Mickey is often on Irish television, hobnobs with celebrities, is asked to headline charity gigs, and even provides musical scoring for popular programming.
Along with everything else, Mickey is working on a new album and has been touring Ireland and Europe promoting previous works. His ambition is to bring his songs and music to as many countries as possible and touch the lives of people with his words and sound.
Mickey has long-considered prospects for gaining wider audience in North America. Hint… stay tuned. Chances are, you just might have more opportunities to get to know Mickey.
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